Quote of the Week (QW) is for photographers, for those who enjoy viewing photography, and for anyone who is interested in visual culture. The aim of Quote of the Week is not to criticize, but to inform, it is a way to allow us to think differently, to practice looking with more depth, and to engage in dialogue. Its purpose is to offer further research and reading, in hope that one will find a deeper understanding and gain knowledge in the ubiquitous practices of photography.
“The time comes when we progress, must go forward, must grow. Else we wither, decay, die. This is as true of photography as for every other human activity in this atom age. It is more important than ever to assess and value photography in the contemporary world. To understand the now with which photography is essentially concerned, it is necessary to look at its roots, to measure its past achievements, to learn the lessons of its tradition. Let us briefly span its beginnings–they were truly spectacular.”
– Berenice Abbott, “Photography at the Crossroads,” The Education of a Photographer, Edited by Charles H. Traub, Steven Heller, and Adam B. Bell